Musser Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Studies at Penn State University in USA
The Warren V. Musser Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Studies was created to help support full-time and half-time graduate students who enrol in a Penn State Great Valley campus-based program.
The fellowship is designed for entrepreneurs who wish to increase their business knowledge and skills, and individuals who are passionate about starting their own business, leading a start-up company or taking a leadership position in a rapidly-growing new or emerging firm.
A Musser Fellowship of $25,000 is available for full-time students beginning a Great Valley master’s degree. The fellow is expected to:
Enroll in 12 credits each semester (fall and spring) for the duration of the award
Maintain at least a 3.5 GPA
Work alongside faculty and pursue their research interests
Candidates applying for Warren V. Musser Fellowship In Entrepreneurial Studies must be formally admitted to a campus-based graduate program at Penn State Great Valley.
Candidates must accept the award within two weeks of notification.
Applicants with at least three years of work experience will be considered.
Candidates are not permitted to be employed during the fellowship program.
Applicants must enrol in and complete at least four graduate courses (12 credits) in each semester of the award.
Must maintain at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 during the award period.
Applicants of Warren V. Musser Fellowship In Entrepreneurial Studies are required to be involved in co-curricular learning projects and research, presentations, and other activities.
Must work alongside a mentor based on academic and career goals.
Applicants must take part in the annual campus event for scholarship recipients and donors.
The award will be applied to tuition and fees for the fall and spring semesters; any unused portion will be provided to the recipient as a refund. Students who receive the award can re-apply in future academic years. There is no guarantee of continued funding in the future.
To be considered for the fellowship, complete the application and upload the following:
An essay describing educational plans, career objectives, and entrepreneurial experience
Contact information for two references